Friday Night Lights Movie: No Go, Peter Berg Says

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There will be no movie of the show that was based on a movie that was based on a book.

Peter Berg finally made that clear over the weekend.

Following a great deal of back and forth over whether or not a new Friday Night Lights movie would be made, the producer told in an interview:

“There’s not gonna be a movie. We talked about it, some people thought it was a good idea, some didn’t; I’ve come to believe it’s probably not a good idea and I seriously doubt it’s gonna happen.”

Our Favorite Coach

Connie Britton has expressed interest in the past of reprising her beloved role of Tami Taylor on the big screen, but star Kyle Chandler has always been hesitant.

“My general attitude about Friday Night Lights is, it was a great movie with Billy Bob [Thorton, who starred in the original film] and it was a great TV show,” Chandler told MTV News last year. “They ended it at exactly the right time and in exactly the right way, as well.”

We couldn't adore this series more, but we also can't help but agree.

Forget going to the theater to see Coach Taylor and company. You can sit back and watch Friday Night Lights online right here and now instead.

Matt Richenthal is the Editor in Chief of TV Fanatic. Follow him on Twitter and on Google+.


Friday Night Lights Quotes

It's my turn babe. I have loved you and you have loved me and we have compromised, both of us...for your job. And now it's time to talk about doing that for my job.


Use protection this time, my friend.

Tim [to Luke]

Friday Night Lights Music

  Song Artist
Muzzle of bees Muzzle of Bees Wilco iTunes
Song Evergreen The Brian Jonestown Massacre
Song Bang a Gong (Get it On) T. Rex